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Swiss environmentalists demand 'green recovery' after coronavirus
(Reuters, 4 May 2020) Campaigners say the 62 billion Swiss francs of emergency economic aid should be used in an environmentally friendly way
Environmental activists delivered a petition to a special session of the Swiss parliament on Monday demanding that a government aid package should promote a "green recovery" from the coronavirus crisis.
With some lawmakers wearing protective face masks, parliament convened at an exhibition centre rather than its normal building so members had extra space to maintain social distancing rules.
Campaigners said the 62 billion Swiss francs ($64 billion) in emergency economic aid should be used in an environmentally friendly way.
More than 22,000 people signed the petition demanding that support for companies in sectors with large greenhouse gas emissions like aviation be tied to reducing their environmental impact.
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